On July 11, policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world gathered at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK, to discuss efforts to reach Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their futures. When women and girls have access to family planning, they are able to complete their education, create or seize better economic opportunities, and fulfill their full potential—in short, entire families, communities and nations benefit.
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The Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis (IAWG) hosted a spotlight event at the Summit, “When She Needs it Most: Delivering Family Planning in Humanitarian Contexts.” The Women’s Refugee Commission serves as the IAWG secretariat and is bringing together at the Summit experts who will discuss the value, demand, and feasibility of ensuring access to family planning services in all phases of and emergency response – from preparedness, to response, and recovery. 4. The IAWG also provided inputs to the plenary panel (2:09:30): moderated by Kate Gilmore, and with speakers from MoH Somalia, Denmark, MDM and UNFPA.
Leading up to the summit, the Women’s Refugee Commission and partner agencies hosted a twitter chat on Friday, July 7 at 10am EST. For more information, please click here.
- The IAWG has developed messaging and talking points in preparation for the Family Planning Summit, which can be accessed here.
- Family planning saves lives and promotes resilience in humanitarian contexts, a report, was launched at the event.
- Summary of Commitments